Lilia Skala

Lilia Skala

Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death 18 Dec 1994 (aged 98)
Bay Shore, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Burial New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 8153521 · View Source
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Actress. Best remembered as the dance inspiration 'Hanna Long' in the 1983 pop culture classic "Flashdance" and opposite Sidney Poitier in her Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination as 'Mother Superior Maria' in "Lillies of the Field" (1963). At the time of her Oscar nomination for "Lilies of the Field," Lilia was working at the Lost and Found desk of New York's Transit Authority, and was only able to attend the ceremonies when United Artists agreed to pay her fare. Within a year, Lilia was supporting herself as an actress. Other notable credits includes "Charly" (1968), "Caprice" (1967), "Ironside" (1967)(TV), "Ship of Fools" (1965), "The End of August" (1982), "Heartland" (1980), "Sooner or Later" (1979)(TV), "Roseland" (1977), "Deadly Hero" (1976), "Eleanor and Franklin" (1976)(TV), "Guiding Light" (1952) TV Series as Mrs. Hoffman (1974), "Probe" (1972)(TV), "Search for Tomorrow" (1951) TV Series as Magda Leshinsky (1969-1970), "The Sunshine Patriot"(1968)(TV), "Split Second to an Epitaph" (1968)(TV) her last screen appearance was palying 'Lucia' in the 1991 drama "Men of Respect. Lilia also guest starred in over 40 TV shows.

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